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Seeking Brio Toy Collector Site

Can anyone recommend a Brio Toy collector website that has complete set lists? (I'm basically looking for a site like This Old Toy but for Brio trains.
posted by anastasiav on Oct 26, 2008 - 1 answer

Can you find my boy a toy shoe polisher?

About a year ago, we bought our son a shoe polishing toy. Yes, a toy. Yes, shoe polishing. My little guy absolutely *loves* this kit, which is from Playgo Ltd of Hong Kong. Unfortunately, the motor just burnt out and he's devastated. All my attempts to google for a replacement have failed. We bought the original at Tuesday Morning, which usually only gets things after they've been discontinued. Replacing the motor is beyond my skills. Any of you able to help find either a replacement or a near equivalent that will please the precise and fussy ocd heart of my darling boy?
posted by moof on Oct 1, 2008 - 14 answers

What's the name of that toy?

I was born in 1971. I liked toys that allowed me to build structures when I was growing up: Lincoln Logs, Legos, Erector Sets, etc. But there was one toy my parents bought for me that I've not seen since and cannot find on the Internet, mainly because I can't remember what it was called. I'll try to describe it: [more inside]
posted by ampang701 on Sep 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Looking for an infant doll that fits newborn baby clothes for my preschooler.

My 3-year-old is getting into dressing her Little Mommy doll. I've been using her old newborn clothes, but the dolls are too small. (And the stuffed animals are the wrong shape.) Can you recommend a doll that can wear the newborn clothes? [more inside]
posted by mausburger on Sep 27, 2008 - 7 answers

What was this transforming marble?

While at Target this evening, I was shopping for a birthday present for a nephew, there were two 10/11 year olds talking about and trading these marble like toys. When they set them down, they "transformed" into something else, there parents were apparently there to buy them but Target was sold out. I heard them talking but was busy with my own kids and forgot to check out the aisle or talk to the people. I'm usually pretty in touch with toys and such, but I have no idea what these were. Any one know?
posted by TuxHeDoh on Sep 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Help Me Remember These Obscure Toys

ObscureToyFilter: Help me remember a toy from my childhood. My siblings and I are remembering plastic, colored blocks and cylinders that unfolded to become characters. We recall a king and queen, almost certainly a pig, and maybe a cow. [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Sep 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Getting started in plastic welding/brazing

Getting started with (hobby) plastic welding/brazing? [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Aug 26, 2008 - 1 answer

Beware the 2-year-old with a Game Boy.

My nephew is 2 and a half years old. What simple electronic toys should we buy for him? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Aug 26, 2008 - 13 answers

Are there any made-to-order bobblehead sites?

Are there any made-to-order bobblehead sites? I've got an idea for a bobblehead that I'd like to offer to readers on my blog, but I don't want to incur the risk of buying 100 of them up front. There are loads of t-shirt sites that charge a flat fee, let the designer tack on a few bucks and then take care of all the rest, does such a thing exist for bobbleheads?
posted by bflora on Aug 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me find this toy!

I have some pieces of this toy from when I was a child. My son loves them, and I'd like to find the rest of the set. The problem is, I don't know the name or manafacturer of them. [more inside]
posted by sidartha on Jul 24, 2008 - 9 answers

Not so itsy bitsy.

Where (online) can I find a toy camel spider or something that looks remotely similar? [more inside]
posted by thisisnotkatrina on Jun 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Tell me where to find these gross dolls.

Tell me where to find these gross dolls. A friend is looking to purchase these. Where can I buy them?
posted by ®@ on Jun 20, 2008 - 2 answers

What is your 5yr olds favourite toy?

What toys does your 5yr old play with the most? [more inside]
posted by zeoslap on Jun 16, 2008 - 25 answers

fisher price toy squid stretchy

fisher price toy squid stretchy [more inside]
posted by radsqd on Jun 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Toys to keep the screeching to a minimum

Toys for very long airplane trip with a 13 month old? [more inside]
posted by Joh on Jun 3, 2008 - 34 answers

I prefer "the people's guitar."

Can I actually play my toy guitar? [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on May 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Cool auntie filter: what are some good birthday presents for a soon-to-be two-year-old?

My nephew will soon turn two. What are the awesomest birthday gifts for a two-year-old munchkin? I have a maximum budget of about $50, and I wouldn't mind spending less than that. I would rather get him something thoughtful than something expensive. [more inside]
posted by craichead on Apr 29, 2008 - 23 answers

One Hundred Dollars

When I was a kid I could buy the world for $20 but now with $100 I can’t get crap. What can I buy for $100 that’s fun? [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Apr 9, 2008 - 63 answers

Please help me identify this porcelain doll.

I picked up this porcelain doll at a thrift store a couple years ago hoping to sell her, but I was never able to identify her age, name, or manufacturer, so I've got no idea what she might be worth. Can you help me identify her? Photos and more details inside. [more inside]
posted by tomatofruit on Apr 8, 2008 - 5 answers

I'm going to beat the hell out of something, can you recommend a bat?

I want to be able to beat the crap out of the inside of my car or truck with some sort of non-destructive implement. What do you suggest? [more inside]
posted by Soulbee on Apr 4, 2008 - 19 answers

I need wheels

I'd like to buy my one year old nephew some Plan City cars for his birthday - will he choke to death? [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Mar 24, 2008 - 9 answers

old toys & industrial waste

yesterday, my neighbor was talking about that stuff we had as kids that was basically a little tube of awful smelling plastic gunk and a small straw. you put a glob of plastic on the straw and blew weird, oily bubbles. anyone remember what that crap was called? what was it?
posted by xz on Mar 13, 2008 - 23 answers

Reasonable store cut on artwork sale?

What is a fair percentage of the final sale amount that a store (not a gallery) should get on a piece of art? [more inside]
posted by exolstice on Mar 12, 2008 - 18 answers

Gift giving when the unthinkable occurs

Gift idea for 2 yr old boy in the hospital with severe burns on one hand? [more inside]
posted by InstantSanitizer on Feb 21, 2008 - 15 answers

Looking for a wind up robot

Is there a specific name for the plastic toy robots that look like this? Bonus points for telling me where I can find them in Atlanta, GA.
posted by studentbaker on Feb 15, 2008 - 11 answers

webkinz site problems?

my daughter has received a webkinz for her birthday, and I am having difficulty registering her webkinz on the website. Has anyone else experienced problems with this process? Any advice?
posted by rudy26 on Feb 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Can you help me find a children's record player from my youth?

I'm looking for a very specific (Fisher Price?) record player from my childhood. [more inside]
posted by mamessner on Jan 28, 2008 - 2 answers

Organising a play space.

What options are there for tidying up a child's play area and creating a 'play space' within limited area? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Jan 24, 2008 - 10 answers

Please help me remember the name of a childhood toy.

Please help me remember the name of a childhood toy. [more inside]
posted by mockjovial on Jan 18, 2008 - 5 answers

What can my dog chew on?

Chewfilter: My dog, a year-old or so terrier mix, loves to chew rawhide bones. Seriously LOVES to chew them. But she goes through them fast enough that I worry about it. What can I get her instead? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Jan 7, 2008 - 29 answers

3D Physics toys.

A few years ago I came across some cool OpenGL 3D physics demo programs. Basically, they gave you a surface with various objects on it, and you could click and drag the objects around, and watch them bounce into other objects - knock down bowling pins, roll along the floor, all that stuff. I want to find them again, or possibly something much cooler or newer - any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Dec 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Wanted: Musical Bear (Country Bears Need Not Apply)

I need a musical stuffed bear for my six year old daughter. She loves the one she has and says it "needs a friend." [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on Dec 21, 2007 - 3 answers

Findiing toy stores, typewriters in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles shopping filter: Is there a big toy store like FAO Schwartz in LA? Also where can I buy a working mechanical typewriter? [more inside]
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Dec 20, 2007 - 9 answers

FridgeMagnetFilter

Help me find safe, amusing refrigerator magnets for my 15-month-old nephew. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Nov 13, 2007 - 9 answers

Who can find the small toy parts I need?

who can I pay for on-line research about sources for parts for toys? [more inside]
posted by flowerofhighrank on Oct 30, 2007 - 4 answers

Building A Wooden Jacob's Ladder, And More

You've probably seen this toy Jacob's Ladder before. I'm wondering if there are any other illusions that use the same principle, and whether they can be easily recreated by crafty amatuers. [more inside]
posted by maryh on Oct 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Pocket-sized amusements for children at funerals.

Pocket-sized amusements for children at funerals. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Sep 17, 2007 - 22 answers

What are some new toys or games that children are asking for?

What's on the kids birthday lists this year? Parents, please help me get up to date on popular new children's toys and games. [more inside]
posted by JDC8 on Sep 8, 2007 - 13 answers

I need this magic turtle!

Help me find this toy turtle for my boyfriend! [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Sep 5, 2007 - 4 answers

I'm melllllllltiiiiiing...

I want to make one of these bowls instead of buying one. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 5, 2007 - 10 answers

thomas the tightwad engine

Please recommend good cheap(er) Brio/Thomas-compatible train sets. Anyone bought from woodentracks.com?
posted by Armitage Shanks on Aug 29, 2007 - 6 answers

Making Zelda toys for a 3-year-old

DIY fantasy toys -- I've been playing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on the Wii, and my 2-year-old loves to watch and play along, to the point of sticking a foam sword down the back of shirt and running around with a Nerf slingshot and fishing pole. He turns 3 in September and in addition to his "nutritional" presents, I thought I would also get/make him some fantasy-enabling stuff. What are some existing toys that do a good job of mimicking Zelda-esque accoutrements, and/or what should be avoided, and/or what's easiest to make myself? An even bigger issue is finding "safe" stuff for him to swing his sword at ... some kind of indoor/outdoor monsters that are at least a foot tall or so. I can see making something out of pillows, or lampshades, or even buying a cheap toy if it's properly durable. Any ideas?
posted by blueshammer on Aug 24, 2007 - 22 answers

Stuck with some Sticky Hands

What should I do with almost 2-dozen novelty sticky hands? [more inside]
posted by dumbledore69 on Aug 14, 2007 - 12 answers

Won't you help me with my Teddy Bear

Calling all aunts, uncles and parents: Need recommendations on teddy bears that can handle a LOT of love from a child and can be passed on later to the next generation [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Jul 24, 2007 - 18 answers

Best gameboy for young child?

Is a Gameboy Micro too small for a four year old? [more inside]
posted by davar on Jul 11, 2007 - 9 answers

Playtime!

For a museum interactive, I need to choose popular kids' items of today related to the following categories: Book, item related to school, doll or figure, indoor game, and outdoor game. Your suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jun 21, 2007 - 14 answers

Do you know what this game is that I found at a garage sale?

Help me identify this antique wooden game. [more inside]
posted by rdauphin on Jun 9, 2007 - 4 answers

potate log, late goop, go pot ale, tape gloo, a telo-pog, pole goat, pogo tale, po ate log, lo peg toa, pol to age, ol' pet ago, ego to lap...

How and why do I use my gate/loop pedal? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Jun 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me get teenagers to read! With good yet cheap prizes...

Seeking cheap yet not-lame prizes for a teen summer reading program... [more inside]
posted by Jeanne on May 23, 2007 - 26 answers

How to make a stuffed animal "talk"?

How can I add a add a "talking" chip/device to an existing, or home-made stuffed animal? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Mar 15, 2007 - 7 answers

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